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For this recipe you will need:
half an onion
two cloves of garlic
some sausage – i used Sweet Italian Sausage from Herondale Farm (www.herondalefarm.com)
Parmesan Cheese (3/4 cup)
Light Cream (half-3/4 cup)
Parsley (optional. i didn’t have any, but its good if you have just a little)
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Last night for dinner i went all out and made ravioli. From scratch! That’s right i made the pasta dough, and the filling, and the sauce.
But i can’t say that I did it all alone, i had help from my good friend Julie – who also took most of these pictures!
Not only was this extremely delicious, it was easy to make and also lots of fun!
on a side note, if one were to peruse the archives, they would find that the first video i ever made for jackiscooking, way back in 2007 was butternut squash ravioli. except when i made it then, it was pre-made frozen ravioli! This is much better! check out that post here.
Heres what you will need:
For the Filling:
one butternut squash.
one leak (or an onion)
a couple of cloves of garlic
salt and pepper
For the Pasta Dough:
2 cups of flour
3 egg yolks
4 tablespoons of water + some extra
One egg for the making of the Raviolis
For the Alfredo Sauce
half a cup of butter
1 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
1 cup of cream
First, we cut the squash in half and took out the seeds. Then we roasted it with the flesh side down for 30 minutes at 375° with a little olive oil.
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This post is a little unusual, because i am not actually cooking pastrami right now. But i did! this past summer! and man oh man was it delicious!
Heres what made me think about it:
today i decided to bite the bullet and spend 17 dollars on a Reuben Sandwich from Katz’s Deli.
i eat maybe one of these a year.
but they are the most delicious thing probably ever.
it made me remember, that i can actually make this myself! it just takes a month…
Heres how i did it.
4 tablespoons black peppercorns
2 tablespoon plus 4 teaspoons dried thyme
12 bay leaves, crumbled
4 teaspoons whole cloves
1/2 cup minced garlic
4 teaspoons whole juniper berries, plus 2/3 cup crushed juniper berries
32 cups (or 8 quarts) water
1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cup kosher salt
1 (8 to 10 pound) beef brisket
1 1/3 cup coarsely ground black pepper
In a bowl mix the peppercorns, thyme, bay leaves, cloves, garlic, and the whole juniper berries. in a giant pot – big enough to hold 32 cups of water! Mix the Water, the Sugar, and the Salt, until everything is dissolved. Remove from heat and add in the spice mixture from the bowl. let it steep like tea, for an hour (or until the water is no longer hot! if the water is hot when you put the brisket in, it will start cooking the brisket)
Place the brisket in a glass or plastic container – (like a 5 gallon bucket!) Pour the brine over the brisket until it is covered completely. Cover and refrigerate for 3 weeks (YES 3 WEEKS!), turning the brisket every couple of days.
Get your smoker going. follow what ever instructions come with it.
Remove the brisket from the brine, and dry it. At this point you can get rid of the brine!
Next Take 2/3 cup crushed juniper berries and 2/3 cup of ground black pepper and throw it in a bowl. (i used a coffee grinder to grind both the juniper berries and pepper corns into a nice chunky mixture)
Take this mixture and start rubbing it into the brisket, like your giving it a massage… Really get it in there you know?!
anyways, make sure the whole thing is covered in the pepper mixture.
Place the brisket in the smoker and smoke for about 1 hour per pound. so 8 or 9 hours. Remove from the smoker and then place in a steamer, and steam it for another hour.
The steaming is the secret step to make it deliciously juicy.
heres the finished sandwich
on rye bread
with sour kraut,
and swiss cheese
For This concoction you will need any kind of macaroni and cheese that comes in a box. it usually will cost anywhere from 49¢ to $2.00
then whatever you want to put in it!
here are some things i reccomend
and pretty much anything else you can imagine that you think would be delicious!
so this is a pretty lazy one, but one day i will make a real macaroni and cheese video.